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Market Street West


The west side of Market Street, as it appeared (c. 1860) in this photograph by Carl Meinerth, with its store fronts, canvas awnings and wooden sidewalks that attracted shoppers to venture inside. It seems apt to start this series with Market Street as it was our first street of commerce where the goods from the waterfront docks went on display. Market Street is, in part, the site of the first (of three) great fires that blackened out the city (see the 1813 map) in the early years of the 19th century. Portsmouth residents were not deterred by the fires and rebuilt their commercial buildings.


Today Market Street is still one of the shopping meccas of our city. In keeping with the charm that many 19th century buildings offer, the City of Portsmouth along with the Historic District Commission, overseeing this conservation process, has saved many of the buildings which offers shoppers the quaintness of recycled old city buildings with the freshness of modern shopping in boutiques, coffee houses, specialty stores, restaurants and other facilities.

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